The SDVoE Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, has announced what it says is the world’s first 8K AV-over-IP transport solution.
The soon-to-be-released SDVoE transmitters and receivers deliver 8K video across a standard 10G network. The alliance says the new products are entirely backward compatible with 4K SDVoE systems. SDVoE will show working prototypes of the new 8K AV-over-IP signal distribution solution at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 from May 10–13, 2022, at FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía.
SDVoE systems is important,” states Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance.
“An existing 4K 10G SDVoE transmitter can send signals to a new 8K 4x10G SDVoE receiver. The opposite is true, assuming 4K content is sent from the 8K transmitter. What comes in goes out without compromise, no added compression or latency.”
SDVoE boasts that it plays a vital role in bringing 8K to professional audio and video systems integration by providing the world’s first 8K AV-over-IP solution. HDMI 2.1 defines many 8K formats with varying bit depth, chroma subsampling, frame rate, and color space. SDVoE 8K supports traditional formats without adding any compression or latency. Four independent links on an off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch provide 40Gb per 8K endpoint; no special or unusual switches are required.